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Two-time GRAMMY Award Winning Singer-Songwriter-Producer TIMOTHY BLOOM Releases “UNFORGETTABLE” Music Video

Written and produced by Timothy Bloom. “Unforgettable was inspired by me never wanting to let go of the beauty that is around all us”, says Timothy. “Basking in the presence of life and immortality”, he adds. The single is available now via all streaming and downloading platforms and is lifted from his upcoming album, “IN FULL BLOOM”, to be released early 2020.

SKULLSHITTER: BrooklynVegan Debuts “Lava Seed” From New York City Deathgrind Unit

BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Lava Seed,” the latest psalm of sickness from New York City-based deathgrind unit, SKULLSHITTER. The track features on the band’s impending split with Toronto’s Bleeding Out.

Ghost Of Helags – Scandinavian dream pop duo unveil new track ‘The Santa Rosa Song’

With echoes of Beach House to Brian Eno, ‘The Santa Rosa Song’ is a soul-stirring brew of powder-snow harmonies, pattering minimalist percussion and wide-eyed orchestration.

Matt LeGrand Ft Mestiza “I’ve Been Watching You”

Chicago-based pop powerhouse, Matt LeGrand, and groundbreaking Venezuelan hip hop artist, Mestiza, bring their unique style to the sultry new track. LeGrand’s music is well known in his hometown of Chicago for its dance-infused beats and hooky melodies. In 2017, he released his single “All Good” to a smattering of critical acclaim, while garnering consistent rotation on Music Choice. The song is currently streaming well on Spotify. His Christmas single, “What Christmas Means To Me,” was praised by HuffPost, who put LeGrand on the national stage by exclusively debuting the singles music video.

Los Angeles’ No Parents Releasing New EP ‘Middleground’ on September 27

No Parents will release their new EP ‘Middleground’ on September 27. The video for the title track is premiering today on Riot Fest and will be streaming on all DSPs this Friday, September 13.

Premiere: No Parents Reveal “Middle Ground” Ahead of New EP

The High Loves – New Track – “Tried Too Hard”

“Our lead singer/guitarist, Noah, wrote this new song after getting out of a three-year long relationship. It’s about getting back out into the world of dating, and coming to the subconscious realization that you’re only trying to recreate a version of your past relationship with new people. Of course, it never works out. Everyone is different; to really get to know someone, you have to embrace what makes them special.”


“A quick comment on Herskovits- you’d better like drums, because he’ll put lots of prints on your ears” – Bob Protzman, DownBeat Magazine

“Drummer Dor Herskovits literally shines through the set, with brilliant use of cymbals, razor-sharp trap work, and kaleidoscope solos . . .”
– Steve Elman (WBUR)

“A Herskovits drum solo . . . is like a jeweled centerpiece to this intriguing collaboration” – Ralph A Miriello, Notes On Jazz

Pop Singer/Songwriter DAYVID To Release First Single From Highly Anticipated Debut EP

Pop Singer/songwriter DAYVID, will be releasing the first single from his upcoming debut EP on September 20, 2019. “Wasted Luv,” produced by Grammy-Nominated producer Morgan Taylor Reid, is a follow up to DAYVID’s well-reviewed single, “VHS,” which was released in Spring 2019. “Wasted Luv” inspired a burst of creativity in the rising music star that completed the vision for his highly anticipated debut EP. From age 16, DAYVID has been writing music for major music artists including Fedde le Grand and Navarra.

N.a.s.H. Release Official Lyric and Live Video for “D.I.T.C.H.”; ‘Incredible Villains” Out NOW on Heavy Metal Records!

New York based Heavy Alternative Rock Band N.a.s.H. has released both an official lyric and live performance video for their single, ” “D.i.t.c.h,” off of their newly released LP, Incredible Villains.

Will Samson announces psilocybin-inspired LP ‘Paralanguage’ out 12/6 on Wichita, shares new track/video for “Ochre Alps”

Will Samson has announced details of his fifth album, Paralanguage, his first for Wichita Recordings, which will be released December 6th and is available to preorder here. Samson has shared a striking video for the album’s first single “Ochre Alps”, directed by Lily Marks and Eren Kaplan.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Kick Off Massive North American Tour Supporting Gwar Next Week

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Gwar, Sacred Reich, Against The Grain:
9/16/2019 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
9/18/2019 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
9/19/2019 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/20/2019 The Mill & Mine – Knoxville, TN
9/21/2019 The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
9/22/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/23/2019 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
9/24/2019 The Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
9/25/2019 Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL
9/28/2019 The Cone Denim Entertainment Center – Greensboro, NC
9/29/2019 Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
9/30/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON
10/01/2019 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/02/2019 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/04/2019 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
10/05/2019 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
10/06/2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/08/2019 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2019 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
10/10/2019 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
10/11/2019 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
10/12/2019 CrossroadsKC – Kansas City, MO
10/13/2019 Summit – Denver, CO
10/15/2019 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10/16/2019 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
10/17/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/18/2019 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
10/19/2019 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
10/20/2019 Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
10/21/2019 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
10/23/2019 Tioga-Sequoia Brewery – Fresno, CA
10/24/2019 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/25/2019 Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA
10/26/2019 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2019 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/28/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/30/2019 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/31/2019 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
11/01/2019 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
11/02/2019 Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
11/03/2019 Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
11/04/2019 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
11/05/2019 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

Generationals Share “Virtues” Video, Touring This Month | ‘Reader As Detective’ LP Out Now On Polyvinyl

“Honing in on electro-pop tones, Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, better known as Generationals, blend crafty lyricism with catchy pop hooks…Reader As Detective is filled with earworm after earworm with an unconventional twist unique to Generationals.”
– Paste

“…the duo of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer craft meticulous pop arrangements bridging the gap between Oracular Spectacular electronic psych and the corresponding guitar pop of that album’s period. With a less than subtle nod to the conversational synths of Talking Heads, “Gatekeeper” is no different.”
– Flood


If you have lived in Omaha, Nebraska all of your life, you’d better be a Husker fan! Karen Sokolof Javitch comes from a family of loyal Husker fans, but she celebrates the team in a different way.

She is releasing to Husker nation and all Nebraska radio and tv stations her upbeat and spirited new song she wrote: “Nebraska Football Moment – Go Frost”. It’s dedicated to our beloved football team and coach, Scott Frost. It even includes some Husker history!

Memphis rapper Young Trap new single & video “I’m a Dog” ft Mizta CEO

CMT.com Features “Love Is Stronger,” Official Video in Support of Current Single by Country Music Artist and Songwriter, Matt Kennon

The lyric video for the in demand single soared over 148K views on YouTube the first week of release. Kennon continues to hear story after story from listeners, industry and radio about his latest single as the emotional and raw lyrics of “Love Is Stronger,” have touched the hearts of listeners. Watch the lyric video on YouTube and Facebook for “Love Is Stronger.”

Skope | Chris Catalena new LP + video (outlaw country-folk)

A lush record of exuberant guitar, punchy percussion and intimately crafted storytelling, Chris will perform several new songs live on-air at Austin’s NPR, KUTX “Studio 1” this afternoon. Cheers!xSarah

“Inspired by John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, and Grandma Frances, “Little Thread” explores traditional country music themes with just enough weird detours to hint at his psych-rock roots” – KUTX

NIGHTFELL: Decibel Magazine Hosts Stream Of A Sanity Deranged LP

Recorded and mixed together with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Asunder, Vastum, Ulthar) with additional instrumentation and vocals tracked by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Sunn O))) Mournful Congregation, Noisem), NIGHTFELL evokes their most dense and dynamic recording yet with A Sanity Deranged. A sharpened blade of iron and steel forged in the fires of tumult, the album is the annihilating vanguard for the end times now upon us all. Fans of Bolt Thrower, Misthyrming, Mayhem, Amebix, Tragedy, Primordial, and Neurosis should not miss A Sanity Deranged.

Full Album Premiere: Nightfell – ‘A Sanity Deranged’

LIFE Share Video For “Bum Hour” || New Album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’ Due Out 9/20 On Afghan Moon / PIAS

“a coltish two-minute art-punk tune set in a surreal, rough urban wormhole” – PASTE

“a edgier, gnarlier version of British pop-rock that, in the age of the 1975, feels purposely against-the-grain.” – Stereogum

Spencer Yenson & the Fever – ‘Hold Me Down’

Spencer Yenson got his start in 2017 with his EP “In Fever” being released from beneath the shadows of sunny San Diego. Fast forward to modern day 2019, and you find Yenson capturing a sound and vibe that shatters new ground while retaining its classic soul and starting his recent rebranding from Spencer Yenson & the Squatters to Spencer Yenson & the Fever. The two singles “Hold Me Down” & “Buzzards” started in DIY fashion as Garage Band demos recorded on Spencer’s phone. The demos then made their way to pre-production with his bandmate Jano and finalized at legendary SD studio: Capricorn. Spencer’s voice rings true with soulful grit dwelling on matters of dark inner exploration. Yenson’s tunes naturally showcase a unique vocal range of Howling highs and bellowing lows. Hold Me Down and Buzzards are packed with moments of chill induced tension and catharsis as they project the film of Yenson’s psyche, consumed by the Fever. The music itself is both modern and nostalgic utilizing cutting edge production aligned with performances that are reminiscent of artists like The Animals, Bill Withers, and The Doors while being comparable to modern acts like Hozier and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

Driftwood releases new music video coinciding with AmericanaFest performances

Formed by childhood friends Dan Forsyth (guitar) and Joe Kollar (banjo/guitar), Driftwood is currently based in Binghamton, NY. The band’s first album, Rally Day, introduced their sound as a duo before gradually expanding to their current line-up, including violinist Claire Byrne, who shares songwriting duties and lead vocals with Forsyth and Kollar, and upright bassist/background vocalist Joey Arcuri. The band has averaged 150 shows per year and performed alongside Bela Fleck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rusted Root, Del McCoury, Brett Dennen, The Wailers, Railroad Earth, Robert Randolph, Rubblebucket, Leon Russell, Emmylou Harris and Donna the Buffalo, just to name a few.

The Hecks share new single+vid from upcoming record on Trouble In Mind

“We stumbled through the whole thing and just leaned in on what was working. The end result reads like the contents of a VHS tape mailed to the president of Columbia Records from some kids from Valparaiso, Indiana who got grounded right after filming because mom found an empty bottle of poppers in the basement. Some forgotten relic of an aspiring nobody’s pop fantasy.” – The Hecks